Rötha is a town in the Leipzig district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 16 km south of Leipzig. On 1 August 2015 it was expanded with the former municipality Espenhain.

Rötha
Coat of arms of Rötha
Coat of arms
Location of Rötha within Leipzig district
Rötha in L.svg
Rötha is located in Germany
Rötha
Rötha
Rötha is located in Saxony
Rötha
Rötha
Coordinates: 51°11′50″N 12°25′2″E / 51.19722°N 12.41722°E / 51.19722; 12.41722Coordinates: 51°11′50″N 12°25′2″E / 51.19722°N 12.41722°E / 51.19722; 12.41722
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictLeipzig
Government
 • MayorStephan Eichhorn
Area
 • Total46.03 km2 (17.77 sq mi)
Elevation
128 m (420 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,128
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04571, 04579 (Espenhain)
Dialling codes034206
Vehicle registrationL, BNA, GHA, GRM, MTL, WUR
Websitewww.roetha.de

DistrictsEdit

  • Mölbis - independent village until 1999, formerly infamous for being the most polluted village in the GDR[2], later in all of Europe ("der dreckigste Ort Europas") because of its vicinity to Espenhain lignite industry plants [3]
  • Espenhain
  • Oelzschau
  • Pötzschau

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen nach Gemeinden am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.ksta.de/panorama/ddr-moelbis-lag-unter-einer-dunstglocke-1411224
  3. ^ "Braunkohle: Deutschland baut sich ab". ZEIT ONLINE (in German). 2015-08-13. Retrieved 2017-08-15.

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